Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

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Winning 5 of their past 6 games (50-53 overall), it appears the Marlins are resurging just in time to make a push for the playoffs. They remain 7 games out of first for the NL East but only 5.5 games back for a potential Wild Card showdown. Things are also starting to fall into place. Injuries are starting to shake out; the rotation seems to be getting some internal help from the maturation of … [Read more...]

Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

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Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

Marlins and Astros Winners at the Gates; Dramatic Attendance Increases

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The Marlins and Astros will square off for a series in Houston tonight and although both teams are demonstrating remarkable improvement on the field, it is also translating to increases in ticket sales at the turnstiles. Both franchises are seeing increases of over 23% - far and away the best increases around baseball. (See the entire breakdown here.) Forbes has an interesting article that … [Read more...]

If Yasiel Puig is an All Star, Why Not Marcell Ozuna?

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Let's face it, the Marlins are getting gipped on their share of all-stars. Giancarlo Stanton is not even starting but has the best power numbers in the NL. Casey McGehee is in the "final vote" gimmick to get a last chance at not being snubbed (or snubbed again?) despite having lofty numbers in AVG, hits, and RBIs. Henderson Alvarez has demonstrated himself to be the staff ace for the Marlins … [Read more...]

Young Marlins Fan’s Dance Goes Viral

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And I do mean "viral". I was watching a Marlins game on TV one night and then I saw this. It struck me at the moment as very surreal, but it happened so fast my mind wasn't registering it. Then, later on, the video has resurfaced and has gotten tons of comments and meme-like treatment through the various social media outlets. Like this one on Vine: So much attention that he even was … [Read more...]

Marlins Help at 2B Could Come From Within; Jordany Valdespin

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Rumors are circulating that the Marlins are shopping for some help at 2B and at starting pitcher. Seeing as top prospect Andrew Heaney was sent back to AAA New Orleans, it's a good bet that if the Fish want to contend from here on out they need to find a solution in their rotation. https://twitter.com/Marlins/status/485550698788945921 Losing Jose Fernandez has definitely set them back, but … [Read more...]

Free Giancarlo Stanton; Seeking Star for All Star Game

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Vote often and, well, vote NOW! Giancarlo Stanton remains 4th in the all star voting for the NL outfield. Although the young slugger is helping lead the Marlins to victory, he needs your support. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Thursday - follow the link above to help him out. Heck, here's another link if you are too lazy to move your mouse cursor. It's clear that Stanton should be starting. He … [Read more...]

Casey McGehee is a Hit

during a game  at Marlins Park on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

This time last year, he was enjoying sushi rather than the sunshine in south Florida. He's a testament to the retooling of the Marlins' offense which, a year ago, was so anemic they should have had their own commercial. Now, they don't need your pity as the Marlins have made great strides on offense and one man has helped do so. You may call him "Hits". Casey McGehee was another hitter … [Read more...]

Dietrich Down; Bour Up

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The Marlins made a move after their 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night - Derek Dietrich was sent down to AAA New Orleans. Mike Redmond addressed the media after the game, and addressed the move. Basically, he characterized Dietrich as an MLB-level player but that he needs to work on his defense. The suggestion was made that after Dietrich took a ball to the face during Spring Training … [Read more...]

Back to the Future: Marlins Trade for Bryan Morris, Add Kevin Gregg

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The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now. Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow sprain - adding to the … [Read more...]